It’s hard to believe it has been over a month since Logan was here, but it has. Logan wanted to go photographing with “gramps,” but I was afraid that birding was nearing the summer doldrums.
On Logan’s first day here we started out at Theler Wetlands, and although the Marsh Wren,
put on a show for us, it was pretty slow birding-wise.
I really didn’t expect that Beef Creek would be better with the high tide so late in the afternoon, but I figured we didn’t have much to lose. There were more eagles there than I expected, and at least one pair put on a dramatic air show.
Logan was also quite amused when a professional photographer threw out a small fish to bait the eagles and a young gull swallowed it whole
as you can see by the bulge in the neck.
Later, Logan sighted this Great Blue Heron sitting on the dock in a weird pose,
a pose I’ve only seen a few times all the times I’ve observed Great Blue Heron.
Logan wasn’t discouraged by the lack of Great Blue Herons and Bald Eagles and was eager to return early — real early — the next morning after Pat, our resident expert, said she thought there would be a lot of birds there at high tide. I wasn’t really sure I’d be able to get Logan, and Leslie, up by 5:00 AM the next day, but I said I was willing to do it if Logan wanted to go.